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. >>> dennis rodman and a man he says is a friend. why the former nba star put on a show nor kim jong un. we are keeping him honest with laura ling and her sister. we begin with breaking news. evidence of a damaging allegation was made up. we know part of the plot was fabricated by a member of the oldest profession, a prostitute for the world's best known motive, money. the senator is answering questions about flights to the dominican republic. the explosive charges have to do with what he did while there. the conservative website, the daily caller first reported them. the site running video from nameless video who say they had sex with the senator for money. the charges are serious enough that we sent drew griffin to the dominican republic to investigate. >> reporter: a rundown brothel in santa domingo is hardly the place for serious journalism and yet here we are knocking on its door. and finding yet another mysterious clue leading to another closed door. hello. >> drew found nothing to corroborate the allegations and neither did the fbi. tonight cnn has obtained evidence. affidavits from
of america here. here in this case is north korea. kim is the new dictator, kim jong-un. his other hobbies include testing nuclear weapons and threatening to use them on dennis's home and i'll let the spokesman finish my thought. >> a new phase that has lasted century after century will target against the u.s., the sworn enemy of the korean people. >> not very friendly, is it? kim jong-un also maintains a whole network of concentration camps where tens of thousands of people are housed and die of starvation and disease and neglect. kim jong-un is belligerent to the u.s. his rise to power has had no positive impact on the country's dire human rights record. nearly 2,000 are decimated including children. concentration camps really. many spend their entire lives behind barbed wire. outside the wire this is a country with a history of government imposed mass starvation that continues to this day. millions died in the 90s. old people abandoned for lack of food and children being killed. when they take a political prisoner and send them to a concentration camp they send three generations of that
business edidentitior liz mcdonalted. >> does kim jong-un have to follow through on all of his threats to save face? i spray painted the word dork on stewart varny's door for the same reason . what the yoga and easter egg roll and what does jim carrey think of fox news and where i am getting loaded after the show. >> my dressing room. >> hit the margarita or tequilla bottle. >> we'll see you in a bit. we'll welcome our gests. she's so hot. criminal defense attorney reny spencer and i will meet you, too. and polarity was an air horn, it would be comedian joe derosa and recording his new album in the laughing skull in atlanta april 4th through 7th. i hope it is it a great title but it won't. paris is considered a flower pot . so tough he rents himself out as construction equipment. oh, yeah, sitting next to me u.s. army special forces. i am getting scared. terry chapert. that's the first. am telling hr, you will not let him out of here, greg. >> get used to it and he pulled the trigger to make himself look bigger. north korea continue to bluster . concern that north korea kim jong-un is
sanctions. our government condemn would that launch and calling it a provocative move . yesterday kim jong-un signing a order putting the missile units on stand by. his plan naming certain u.s. cities as targets. he said it is in response to the u.s. military flying two stealth bombers. u.s. officials said the test was part of the annual military training exercises that was going on since march 1st and aimed at reassuring the allies we stand ready to protect them. >> north korea said it is the final warning. the state run media broadcasting the young leader's message with a state of war. >> from this time on, the north/south relations will enter into a state of the war and all issues raised between the north and south will be handle would accordingly. the state of neither peace or war has entered in the peninsula. >> the white house said the national security council responding to the belinge rent behavior and releasing a statement. we take these seriously and remain in close contact with the south korea allis and north korea has a long history of threats and today's announcement follows that
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describing his trip to north korea and his friendship with kim jong-un. >> one thing he asked me to give obama something to say and to do one thing. he wants obama to do one thing. call me. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. he told me that. if you can, dennis. >> pick up the phone. more from the worm's words when "way too early" comes right back. hey. they're coming. yeah. british. later. sorry. ok...four words... scarecrow in the wind... a baboon... monkey? hot stew saturday!? ronny: hey jimmy, how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? jimmy: happier than paul revere with a cell phone. ronny: why not? anncr: get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >>> with all of the news surrounding friday's sequester deadline you might be curious exactly which programs will be impacted by the cuts. though no programs will end, a couple of areas that will be hit hardest by the sequester. sound smart today, tell your friends that immigration enforcement will be cut by an estimated $581 million. that doesn't count th
dictator, kim jong un, delivering a new ominous warning to the united states. kim said, it is time to, quote, settle accounts with the u.s. impeei imperials. >> he ordered rockets to be put on stand by and revealed what target he has in mind. we have that coming up >>> in rome, pope francis will preside over his first good friday service, being held at st. peter's basilica. during his short time as pope, he has set a different tone than his predecessors. those are live pictures we are looking at coming from the vatican yesterday. he broke holy thursday tradition by washing the feet of a dozen prisoners, including one woman, who happened to be muslim. >> in pakistan, the taliban are claiming responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing near the u.s. consulate today. the attack killed 31 and wounded several others. a suicide bomber on a motorcycle drove up to a security checkpoint and set off 22 points of explosives. >> no one from the consulate was hurt in that bombing. we are going to start with a massive rescue operation that is just now wrapping up off the coast of latvia. had more t
kim jong-un has ordered missile units to attack south korea and the u.s. mainland after american bombers flew trianing missions across south korea. >> he is young, untested, and says he wants to settle scores with american imperialists. he rallied his generals to aim the rockets at u.s. bases in hawaii. north korea is on a war footing, with military parades in pyongyang. news broadcasts are full of theater and threats, 20 this far alone. from turning washington to a lake of fire and cutting military hotlines to south korea. it is an effort to eget washington's attention. they say the bellicose record only deepens the isolation in the u.s. and the u.s. remains committed to its allies, and demonstrated it. fromuclear capables flew missouri to the penninsula of korea. china appealed for calm. nobody believes north korea will launch rockets but a small incident could escalate. >> sergei lavrov saiys unilateral actions could mena it could spiral out of control. he may have meant north korea as much as the u.s. >> the war of words is part of the relationship with washington and pyongya
concern. in north korea's capital thousands rallied in support of their leader. kim jong-un shouting death to the imperialists and that followed a clear message to the u.s. in which stealth bombers and b-52s dropped weapons just a few miles from north korea. the display was part of a drill, but president kim responded by ordering his missiles to be ready to strike the u.s. and south korea. north korea's weapons can't travel far enough to reach the u.s. >> former south african president nelson mandela is in good spirits as he recovers from persistent lung infection. the 94-year-old was admitted to the hospital earlier this week. it's his third stay since december. mandela's son announced today that his father was in good spirits and has been able to eat well. the former president contracted tuberculosis when he was a political prisoner and has had lung problems ever since. >>> a health scare for thousands of former patients of an oklahoma debtist who are being told they may have been exposed to hepatitis and hiv. the 7,000 patients were possibly exposed through unsanitary conditions at doct
, but they are keeping a close eye on the north's latest move. look passed the picture of kim jong-un. there's a chart marked u.s. mainland strike plan, with missile trails aiming at hawaii, california, d.c., and for some reason austin, texas. it's wishful thinking on kim jong-un's part, they can't reach the u.s. yet. but they have a more limited strike, something short of an all out attack. >> i think it's more in the sense of north korea getting right up to the edge, stumbling and then falling over the edge. >> former ambassador chris hill says the real danger is the north shelling the border island like it did in 2010, and there's a wildcard here that worries the u.s., young, inexperienced and kim jong-un's desire to prove himself as a leader. >> are there any north koreans that have their doubts to whether he is really up to this. >> the north rhetoric has not been matched by any actual military moves, but it has no foreseeable end game and could go on for a while. north koreans protested on the streets one day after the u.s. flew b2 bombers on a training run, and it could lead to unintended conse
north of harming peace and stability. the north's new young leader, kim jong-un, has been threatening to attack the south and the u.s. on an almost daily basis. angered by tough new u.s.-led sanctions that followed the third nuclear test in the north. he's also denounced routine u.s./south korean military exercises which included two nuclear capable b-2 stealth bombers. south koreans have become used to the threats from across the border, but the shear volume and violence of the recent rhetoric has people on edge. i'm very afraid and scared, says this woman. though younger south koreans largely shrug it off, this one saying there is a slim chance war will break out. many in the south are now focused on the operations of a vast industrial zone, in calsong, just across the dmz, where 124 south korean companies directly employ more than 50,000 north korean workers. it's a big source of foreign currency for the north. it's weathered many ups and downs in relations and is seen as a barometer of the north's intentions beyond the rhetoric. today the north threatened to shut it do
stephanopoul stephanopoulos, praising kim jong-un. >> a great guy, just a great guy. >> a great guy who puts 200,000 people in prison camps? >> it's not the same way we do things here? >> was that a saturday night live skit? >> no, this is the saturday night live skit? >> north korean high five. >> though pitting reality against the skit -- >> i love this guy! >> i love him. i love him. the guy is awesome. >> reality won. it was a mesmerizing interview in which dennis rodman called george stephanopoulos dude. >>> dude. >> and engaged in a lot of guesswork. >> guess what, guess what, guess what, what i did -- what i did was history. was history against what? >> imagine the north korean interpreter trying to make sense of this interview. now, there is at least one guy who came to rodman's defense. >> maybe dennis is a lot better than what we have. >> donis trump was dissing the obama administration's diplomatic skills. rodman just returned to trump's all-star excellent apresentence where he was picked last when two teams were formed. >> i was the last one picked. it didn't bother me. >> kim jo
. >>> "outfront" next. north korea scrapping a 60-year armistice with the south. has kim jong-un gone too far, and dennis rodman speaks again. >>> controversy in europe after horse meat is discovered at restaurants. so why is horse meat about to be processed here in the united states? >>> and i sit down with the former first lady, laura bush. how she sees the gop changing. let's go "outfront." >>> and good evening, everyone, i'm erin burnett. tough talk from north korea. today north korean officials scrapped the armistice that's created nearly 60 years of peace, uneasy peace, but peace with south korea. this after the u.n. security council unanimously passed tougher sanctions thursday against pyongyang. the reason for those sanctions, north korea's third nuclear test. north korea also threatened in an editorial in its state-run newspaper that, quote, as the armistice agreement has been nullified, no one can expect what will happen next. so is this just your run-of-the-mill sabre rattling, or does north korea's new young leader have something to prove and have the will to prove it? president o
: with trumpets blaring -- dennis rodman was bigger news in north korea than its recent nuclear test. kim jong-un and his wife gushed and watched the basketball match with rodman. it wasn't just basketball. there was a tour of a dolphin aquarium, ice rink, and last night, a private dinner with kim that apparently involved more than eating. a producer from rodman's sponsor vice magazine tweeting, so kim jong-un just got the vice crew wasted. no, really, that happened. >> i love it. he's awesome. >> reporter: awesome? kim parties while his citizens starve and he's repeatedly threatened the united states with destruction. and has the material for enough nuclear bombs to make good on that threat. and dennis rodman is our only direct contact? >> is rodman the man who knows more about kim jong-un than any american? >> he is that man. there's nobody at the cia who could tell you more about kim jong un personally than dennis rodman. that in itself is scary. >> reporter: but the state has no plans to reach out to the bad boy of basketball, stating -- with a straight face today -- >> he's never been a play
steam of threats that escalate as menacing statements reach all-time high. the young leder kim jong-un that the korean peninsula is in a state of the war. >> from this time on, north/south relations are entering into a state of war and all issues will be handled accordingly. a state of the neither peace nor woor. >> and they released a photograph of the middle of the night meeting with his staff. targeting the military bases. the large scale map with trajectory planned. it is not believed that they have the missile technology to strike the u.s. man land but capable of tarketing military bases. this meeting comes a day after the u.s. conducted joint military drills with south korea. the decision to send the b-2 bombers was par normal exercises but they are not ignoring the provocative threats. >> when a country said the kinds of things that the dprk is saying we say in response we can and will defend our own nation and allies that that is credible. >> just this morning, the young leader threatened to shut down a manufacturing hub with dozens of plants with north and south korea not far
diplomat becoming the first american to meet with kim jong-un, the new, young leader of north korea. there he is in the video. so here's the question for you, what's the consensus at this point? did he, oddly enough, make a fresh opening for the united states with one of the most repressive and isolated regimes on the planet, or did he get used by a brutal dictator? >> you see those pictures right there. clearly the north korean regime will be happy with those pictures. we'll see what he says when he comes out in his first interview and learn a lot more. he has spent more time one-on-one with kim jong-un than any other american. you know, you talk to experts right now. they say he knows more than anyone in the cia knows about kim jong-un, so anything he says about the dictator is interesting, but it will be interesting also to see his take on kim jong-un and whether he sticks by those words that he tweeted out coming off the trip where he said, "i love this man. he's awesome." hard to reconcile that with the human rights record of kim jong-un. >> and with 200,000 people in forced pr
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in the northern capital friday, where tens of thousands turned out in support of north korean leader kim jong-un's call to arms. chanting, death to the u.s. imperialists. kim said earlier that the time had come to, quote, settle accounts with the u.s. this was in response to a u.s. show of force, b-2 bombers in exercises over south korea. kim has also ordered his missiles on standby to strike the u.s., south korea, guam, even hawaii. experts doubt he has the ability to hit u.s. targets, and think it would be pretty suicidal to try. they believe a full-scale conflict is unlikely, but do worry about a more localized provocation, perhaps around disputed waters in the yellow sea. there have been several clashes there in recent years and when i visited the area friday, i found the south most vulnerable islands just ten miles from the north on a high state of alert. the big worry is that a local skirmish or miscalculation could quickly escalate. >> ian, thank you. for more on what this means for u.s. allies here's our nbc news chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell. andrea? >> thomas, ex
korea, kim jong-un welcomed the troops at the front line with south korea, the communist regime unveiled new threats, including a possible nuclear attack. the u.n. security council pushed back by adopting sanctions. >> reporter: wolf, tensions remain high here on the korean peninsula, following days of aggressive rhetoric from north korea that says it is ready for war. the rogue state, which made the extraordinary threat of a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the united states says it is still willing to nullify the armistice agreement that ended the korean war back in 1953. now once they do that, they begin the exercises which start next week. now no one really knows what it means but there are fears that there could be provocations from pyongyang. this comes in the wake of u.n. sanctions that were voted unanimously by the security council. and with china's support it sends a very strong message that they're also fed up with north korea's belligerent behavior. north korea says they're on high alert and ready for any attack. >> and ambassador susan rice is joining us from the united nat
korean dictator, kim jong-un. >> if you don't want to do that, you don't have to do that. at it more like it's -- a diplomat. i don't want to do that. >> sounds like you're apologizing for him? >> i'm not apologizing for him. he is a good guy to me. he is my friend. i don't condone what he does, but at far as person to person, he is my friend. of course what he does, -- >> if that's not enough. here's a little more. >> i sat with him for two days, and the one thing he asked me to give obama something to say and do one thing. he want obama to do one thing. call him. he loves basketball. obama loves basketball. let's start there let's start there. >> oh, boy. where do you start? fascinating. >> the ratings are going to be good. people want to watch something like that even though it has no place on the sunday news talk shows given the topics they normally talk about. the out fit making a mockery of a situation where people are suffering and children starving. he has no place doing this and how did he get approved to go over there? >> i don't know, greg, at one point he tweeted about meeting
news and this week with george stephanopoulos that kim jong-un wants to talk with mr. obama. >> we want obama to do one thing, call him. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right, he told me that. he said, if you can, dennis, i don't want to do war. i don't want to do war. he said that to me. >> shepard: they did not discussion the millions of north koreans who are starving or the nation's many prison camps. he wasn't announced as a guest for stephanopoulos, so i'm switching around. >> and what is he wearing? he talked more about how much he loved kim jong-un. how awesome kim the younger is, and also talked a little bit about kim the younger's own personality, and what rodman, with all his insight, believes drives the north korean leader. listen. >> he loves power. he loves control. because of his dad. but he just -- he is a great guy. you sit down and talk to him, you know. the subject is -- >> a great guy who puts 200,000 people in prison camp? >> well you know, guess what, there's a way we do the same thing here. >> we previous prison camps. >> this is all politics. >>
be a hero to the human rights activists and would have got then p.r. he was looking for anyway. >> kim jong-un has a long history of prison camps, concentration camps, people starving, but dennis rodman says obama should give him a call. >> don't forget he is my friend, as he said. and there's the phrase, two of the grandfather and the father two of the great butchers of all-time. when i was at the state department a met a lot of whacky diplomats. the guy can take the cake. >> well intentioned. >> you think somebody would have briefed him on the human rights conditions. but, no, he says a good guy america friend. that's his problem to deal with. it's not just -- we haven't had anybody sit noun north korea as far as i know, franklin graham, billy graham's son. outside of that they won't talk to any diplomats from the united states but they talk to dennis rodman and the hard blem globetrotter, i think all of that can be -- i think this is counterproductive and made america look like idiots. >> the interesting thing about dennis rodman. he said exactly what most professors say, when you -- they a
are the channels we choose to employ. >> is the basketball star making more headway with kim jong-un than the united states? ben, is there a lesson to be learned here? dennis rodman shows up looking a little bit look a kook. he has his sunglasses on inside the studio. and he's got his dollar bill jacket on. but -- but, what did he accomplish? >> he was there, met the guy, maybe got useful information. it's painful for me to agree with donald trump in a situation like this. i never agree with him. but no one has gotten in there. no one has met with him. he's a 28-year-old. he is taking over for the first time this her mitt kingdom. is there a chance he could reach out to a crazy person like dennis rodman and make a connection with the west that he hasn't made before? i think there's a chance of it. mostly it's a clownish buffoon incident. but if you give the kid a benefit of the doubt, dennis rodman brings back even a tiny piece of information, we shouldn't just dismiss it out of hand. >> rodman said he could be the west's leading expert on north korea's leader. i don't know if bill richar
kim jong-un is just as wedded to the -- does it seem to you as though kim jong- un is just as wedded to the nuclear program as his predecessors? >> perhaps because he needs to prove himself. it is not a positive sign. >> the u.s. senate has voted to proceed with the nomination of john brennan to be the next director of the cia. senate voted 63-34, with republicans choosing to approve brennan. the judiciary committee in the united states senate has backed the first of president obama's proposals to tighten gun control. the democrat-controlled committee approved tougher penalties for firearms traffickers. there will be tougher background checks on people buying guns. the head of kenya's election commission says the problems with counting votes from monday's general election were caused by computer programming errors. he says a software bug in the database multiplied the number of rejected votes by a factor of 8. the latest results give the front runner, uhuru kenyatta, just under 50% of the vote, raising the prospects of a runoff election. a man described as a spokesman and son-in-law
they are certainly on a regional basis. >> doesn't seem to you as though though kim jong-un is just as wedded to the -- does it seem to you as though kim jong- un is just as wedded to the nuclear program as his predecessors? >> perhaps because he needs to prove himself. it is not a positive sign. >> the u.s. senate has voted to proceed with the nomination of john brennan to be the next director of the cia. senate voted 63-34, with republicans choosing to approve brennan. the judiciary committee in the united states senate has backed the first of president obama's proposals to tighten gun control. the democrat-controlled committee approved tougher penalties for firearms traffickers. there will be tougher background checks on people buying guns. the head of kenya's election commission says the problems with counting votes from monday's general election were caused by computer programming errors. he says a software bug in the database multiplied the number of rejected votes by a factor of 8. the latest results give the front runner, uhuru kenyatta just under 50% of the vote raising the prospects
images of dictator kim jong un studying a series of charts allegedly containing plans for a strike on the u.s. mainland. elizabeth pran is live. are we hearing from the white house on this? >> we are. white house announcing a legally coast rhetoric and the threats are more of a familiar pattern. new reports of fighter jets are arriving in south korea for joint exercises, latest demonstration meant to deter from pyongyang. they conducted annual air power drills that did include b-2 stealth bombers. chairman spoke about the country's bullying language this morning. >> i wouldn't be that concerned about them in the mainland u.s. right now or even in the u.s. territory. i think the real threat is to what north korea might be boxing itself into. >> reporter: he went on to say there is no purpose to have direct talks with the leader and staff comparing them to an organized crime family running the territory. >> heather: so kim jong un he has listed a number of other threats. what else is he demanding? >> reporter: the young leader is threatening to close one of the biggest sources of emp
. state tv shows kim jong un visiting units close to the border with south korea. his focus is on a south korean island, a gesture aimed to provoke neighbors and please the north korean people. tensions have heightened since the regime scrap its non- agression pact with south korea and threaten the u.s. with strikes. south koreans are responding with a mix of concern and defiance. the south korean president attended a military swearing in ceremony and praised soldiers for their work. the ministry of defence did not mince words. >> if north korea really were to attack us with a nuclear strike, i can promise one thing -- kim jong un's regime would disappear off the face of the earth. >> the united nations security council voted on thursday to impose tougher sanctions. germany says it is the regular people who suffer. >> international isolation is increasing poverty among ordinary people, and that is why the policies pursued by the north korean leadership are focused against its own people. >> china, which has always defended the country, is also on board with the sanctions. it has called fo
. rodman called kim jong-un an awesome guy and praised his father and grandfather the dictators of north korea and george stephanopoulos had this to say on his return. you called them great leaders, do you believe that? >> what i saw in that country, i saw in that country, i saw people respect him, and his family. that's what i mean by great leaders. >> aren't they forced to? >> huh? >> aren't they forced to. i say no, because i think he's -- this is a different view 'cause i sat with him for two days and one thing he asked me if obama say and do one thing. he want obama to do one thing, call him. >> jon: so why the at all, rich. >> captivating tvment i don't think anyone could take their eye off the train wreck and dennis rodman, a useful idiot with the emphasis on idiot. >> jon: i think the panel nodded. was ann romney right to blame the media. >> ann romney takes a shot at the media for coverage of her man, mitt. the media takes more shots at her. which side is right? answers next on news watch. >> all right. what about the media? >> the media. >> do you think the media was in the t
leader kim jong un. inspecting fortifications across the waters from the demilitar o demilitarized zone with south korea. he told the troops to be ready to annihilate the enemy at any moment. so far a war of words as kim jong un tries to prove his strength and test south korea's newly elected female president, park geun-hye, who held her first cabinet meeting today. as troops held annual exercises, experts worry the threats could get out of control. >> this young leader clearly has displayed some very unpredictable behavior. whether it's firing missiles in weeks following an agreement with the united states or whether it's meeting with dennis rodman. >> reporter: kim cancelled the hotline between north and south. all this prompting a stern warning from the white house. >> we are certainly concerned by north korea's bellicose rhetoric. >> reporter: the white house pressured china to stop kim before it's too late. >> we believe that no country, including china, should conduct business as usual with the north that threatens its neighbors. >> reporter: pyongyang is so desperate for cash it
's homeland. north korean leader kim jong un today reviewed his troops during military exercises. at the pentagon defense secretary chuck hagel warned it's north korea's long-range missiles that have sounded the alarm. >> but north korea in particular has recently made advances in its capabilities and has engaged in a series of irresponsible and reckless provocation. >> reporter: to counter the growing threat from north korea, the u.s. military will bolster the missile defense system in alaska by 50%, adding 14 interceptor missiles at fort greeley designed to intercept and destroy missiles aimed at the continental u.s. the u.s. military will also install an additional high-powered radar in japan to improve early warning capabilities. but why the deep concern now? remarkably, it ramped up last april during this military parade through the streets of pyongyang. u.s. intelligence was shocked to see what appeared to be long-range ballistic missiles that can be fired from mobile launchers with the capability of reaching the u.s. armed with a nuclear warhead. >> obviously without getti
services at a south korean bank. professor kim jong un says the latest cyber attack is different from those in the past. >> translator: many private firms use shared servers. workers for these companies use the same programs in the same computer systems to nd out emails and access data. if hackers infect such a shared server with a computer virus, all the firms using the same server will be affected. i think this is what happened today. i think it was an organized crime. because the perpetrators were familiar with our schedule. they aimed for 2:00, when banks carry out most of their transactions before closing time. broadcasting firms assemble materials for programs aired in the evening around that time. the virus was like a time bomb for the computer networks. it took a certain period of time after the network system was infected for it to explode. i suspect the time lag between the possible infection and today's incident is likely to have been planned to coincide with the north's announcement that it will attack the south. >> north korea's media report that the country's leader, kim jong
pictures of leader kim jong-un -- the military was doing what it could to turn up the tension. they informed south korea they were cutting off the hot line that connects the two militaries, saying that no words, only arms would work. another statement from the foreign minister was relayed by a newsreader. >> the korean peninsula is now in a touch and go situation due to the nuclear war provocation of the u.s. and south korea. they are entering the final stage of the all-out showdown with the states. >> the foreign minister statement also said a final decision had been reached to take military action. it sounds like a clear threat, but the conditions for doing so have already been met. at the same time, pyongyang is sending a direct message to the un that could be seen as conciliatory. ertainly -- there are no consequences of the hotline cutoff. the line is usually used to coordinate the travel of south koreans every day. south korea said direct lines to the complex were working. south korea's government talks about more engagement, not less, including the possibility of restar
kim jong un has issued almost daily threats including the threat of nuclear strikes on the u.s. and seoul. the north threatened u.s. bases in the pacific following tough u.s.-led sanctions imposed after pyongyang's third nuclear test. pyongyang severed one of the last remaining hotlines to the south, put its troops on what it calls combat readiness and warned that, quote, war may break out at any time. it has already renounced the armistice that ended the korean war 60 years ago. it's all put south koreans on edge. >> translator: if north korea makes a misjudgment, south korea should deliver a strong punishment. >> reporter: so far north korea has not moved beyond rhetoric, despite its recent nuclear and rocket tests analysts doubt the north has yet mastered the technology to mount a nuclear warhead on a missile. kim jong un may be playing to a domestic audience, using the hysteria to rally his people. security officials warn he may be more reckless even than his father, the late kim jong il leading to fears of more conflict on the korean peninsula. >> security officials are
>>> north korean leader kim jong-un has ordered the military to get ready for strikes against u.s. targets. >>> north korea, iran and syria have blocked a u.n. treaty intended to regulate the global arms trade. >>> and an nhk investigation into went went wrong at fukushima daiichi shows they could have avoided one of the melt downs if they had known the inner workings better. >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." the u.s. secretary of defense says north korea's provocative actions and belligerent tone have ratcheted up the danger on the korean peninsula. chuck hagel said leaders in pyongyang used heated rhetoric for years, but he said people have to understand there's a new reality. >> we will unequivocally defend and we are unequivocally committed to that alliance with south korea as well as our other allies in that region of the world. and we will be prepared. we have to be prepared to deal with any eventuality there. >> hagel said there are a lot of unknowns, but he said u.s. officials have to take every provocative word and action seriously. maidle made the comments hours aft
was crucified. >> kim jong un has ordered north korean market forces on standby to strike the united states and south korea. the u.s. secretary of defense has denounced the provocative action. >> he met with top military leaders and ordered the preparation that to two u.s. stealth bombers flew over south korea. the north korean military has staged a massive rally in support of the operation to prepare for a massive attack. >> thousands accounting "death to the u.s. imperialists cornerman after a call to arms against south korea and the united states. over the border in south korea, many are worried p'yongyang might act on its debts. there's been a string of worrying signs, including the latest nuclear test in february. tendons on the peninsula are high. >> i am nervous. i do not want north korea to talk like that, but we cannot control them. i am afraid they target the u.s. if that happens, we could be attacked, too. >> north korea is taking a strong stance, but they do not think they are going to get anywhere with this behavior. i think they have to come to the negotiating table for talks.
. >> and christians mark good friday, the day they believe jesus christ was crucified. >> kim jong un has ordered north korean market forces on standby to strike the united states and south korea. the u.s. secretary of defense has denounced the provocative action. >> he met with top military leaders and ordered the preparation that to two u.s. stealth bombers flew over south korea. the north korean military has staged a massive rally in support of the operation to prepare for a massive attack. >> thousands accounting "death to the u.s. imperialists cornerman after a call to arms against south korea and the united states. over the border in south korea, many are worried p'yongyang might act on its debts. there's been a string of worrying signs, including the latest nuclear test in february. tendons on the peninsula are high. >> i am nervous. i do not want north korea to talk like that, but we cannot control them. i am afraid they target the u.s. if that happens, we could be attacked, too. >> north korea is taking a strong stance, but they do not think they are going to get anywhere with this behav
with the country's dictator young, kim jong un. and brought back a message for our commander in chief. >> he wants " but just to do one thing. >> just to call him. he says that he does not want to do war. he is only 28 years old. former nba star dennis rodman is talking about his trip to north korea. dictator young, kim jong un. and brought back a message thing -- call him." "he wants a call from president obama?" that. he said, 'if you can, dennis -- i don't want to do war. i don't want to do "did you say, 'why don't you "no.you know, it's a different story, a different story. the kid's only 28 declared kim a "friend for life." "he want obama to do one thing -- call him.""he wants a call from president you can, dennis -- i don't want to do war. i don't want to do war.' he said that to me.""did you say, 'why don't you pick up the phone and "no.you know, it's a different story, a different years old. 28." rodman sat courtside with the leader during a made- fisherman's wharf can be full of excitement - from quirky street performers to the pungent smells of cooked crab. but it is also a place to find
american weapons? >>> and speaking of foreign diplomacy, dennis rodman becomes the new bff to kim jong-un during a trip to north korea. yes, these are the real pictures. we'll explain later in the show. >>> first, our top story this morning comes from our nation's capital. at times it felt like a slow-moving train wreck, but time is finally up for the white house and members of congress. today, $85 billion across the board spending cuts hit federal agencies and the pentagon. two competing plans to avert the sequester failed yesterday, as expected. president obama will meet with leaders from both parties today, even though many lawmakers have already left town for the weekend. what's left is a deeply divided capital where yesterday senator lindsey graham took his own party to task for signing off on sequestration in the first place. >> i guess the republican party feels like the pell grants and food stamps and the faa and home mortgage interest deduction and all this other stuff in the federal government should be shielded, but those who have been fighting the war that protects us all from
to north korea to meet with kim jong-un. since then people have dismissed rodman for how little he knew, but as ridiculous as people said his trip was, he did learn a few things about the mysterious north korean dictator. in an interview with "the sun" entitled why i danced with michael jackson with north korean tyrant, he described him as a cool guy who wears everyday, regular clothes and likes music and sports and stuff. we only see him in the military ensemble. the north korean leader likes '80s music which explains the dancing to michael jackson. however, the most revealing detail is what he said about kim jong-un's wife. according to rodman, quote him again, she's a beautiful woman, very elegant and quite tall for a korean, maybe 5'5". she kept talking about their beautiful baby daughter. that is a pretty amazing revelation. we know almost nothing about kim jong-un's wife and the fact that the couple might have a child is a state secret. last year we saw her for weeks and until now some speculated some she was pregnant, some speculated she was not in favor, she dressed too showy. d
in property crime. >>> north korea is making new threats against the u.s. today. leader kim jong un ordered his rocket forces to be ready to attack. as kyla campbell reports u.s. officials are taking this threat very seriously. >> reporter: the u.s. says it's ready to defend both american soil and south korea after kim jong un said his rocket forces were ready to quote settle accounts with the u.s.. the young north korean leader has intensified his threats against the u.s. in recent weeks. he says he's ready to attack american soil after the u.s. flew b-2 bombers to south korea for military exercises yesterday. south korea says there has been more activity this week at north korea's missile test sites. also the military determined a rocket launch by north korea in december had the ability to reach the west coast of the u.s.. now some experts say kim jong un is using verbal threats that he won't follow through on. but some fair un will cross the red line without even knowing it. >> a new theme we have seen is the claim that they already have a nuclear weapon that can already hit the united s
developing story. elizabeth. >> along with the threat of war, just this morning, kim jong-un threatened to shut down the caisson industrial complex, a zone of industrial plants from both north and south korea not far from the border. the park which continues to operate normally produce 470 million dollars worth of goods last year alone. south korea says the threat is quote, unhelpful to the country's already unstable relations. and yet, the young leader continues his chest-pounding rhetoric with these photos of an elaborate rocket plan to targeting both military bases, as well as cities in the u.s. it's not believed that north korea has the missile technology to strike the u.s. mainland, but it's capable of targeting neighboring countries and even selected u.s. military bases within those regions. he claims to be responding to the military drills in neighboring south korea. state department officials say the decision to send the bombers was part of the normal exercise. they're not ignoring. >> rather than threaten to abrogate or threaten to move in some direction, the world would be bes
" and mara liasson. kim jong-un was quoted on friday as ordering the missile units to be ready to strike the united states and south korea and this photo was released and he met with top north korean generals throwing the direction of the missiles hitting major american cities. bill, what is his game? >> who knows but it is not good. he has murdered and starved millions of their own people, that regime, and proliferated nuclear weapons. who can forget the israeli strike by north korea? if you discount them, saying they are attainable, they can proliferate weapons of mass destruction and iran and north korea have a relationship and north korea is short of cash and they could sell the weapons to terrorist groups so the threat of north korea is very real. >> why are they ratcheting up the tension? >> the explanation is it helps stabilize or secure his situation at home and maybe that is true but the degree to which he has created, he could think high is playing cute games like his father and grandfather and they can pull back at a key moment but south korea and japan are sitting there, they
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